This small restaurant on a tiny side street in the Marolles district of Brussels is a veritable gourmand's paradise. Despite its name, the smart owners of the "Village Idiot" have managed to keep it in business for more than 20 years, turning it into one of the city's top eating establishments. The antique-filled, kitschy interior is surprisingly homey, providing for a splendid family atmosphere. Since the restaurant can seat only 35 people, each patron is treated as an honoured guest and every dish is a culinary masterpiece. Through a glass window in the wall, you can watch the whole team of cuisiniers in action. They are led by two main chefs who ensure that each meal has been prepared with loving care. The menu features French and Belgian classical cuisine with a contemporary touch. No unexpected surprises, just great food, such as the delectable lobster with butter and herbs. The desserts, for their part, are creatively presented. The Irish coffee, for example, comes in a glass containing whisky sorbet and coffee ice cream topped with whipped cream. Since l'Idiot du Village is a very popular local hangout, make sure to reserve a table in advance.
19 rue Notre-Seigneur
Keywords: restaurant, Brussels